This is a variant of the other 1542 edition, which bears the imprint: "Prynted by Wyllyam Bonham."
Signatures: Áþ B-2Ýœ 2A-2T́œ
Title within woodcut, architectural border; initials
"The Caunterbury tales", "The romau[n]t of the rose" and "Boetius de consolatione philosophie" each have separate title pages; foliation and register are continuous
Leaves 371, 372 misnumbered ccclxxx, ccclxxxxii
STC (2nd ed.)
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy G.401.67 bound in early calfskin panelled in blind. Spine rebacked, with red leather label. Armorial bookplate of Lionell Copley, Esq. Title page and final leaf with numerous early/contemporary inscriptions, including "This boke does be long unto John Abbotte [Allotte?], 1583." Printer's name inscribed along fore-edge. Acquired Jan., 1941.
No copyright page found.
Grafton, Richard, -1572? printer; Reynes, John, -1544, bookseller; Thynne, William, -1546, editor; Copley, Lionell, former owner; Guillaume, de Lorris, active 1230. Roman de la rose